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About Us

The Our Languages website has been produced as a place where we can share and collaborate on activities surrounding Australia's traditional Aboriginal languages.

You may wish to use it as a gateway or portal site to Australia and the world.  This website asks for your participation in all aspects of the site.  If you would like to contribute information, please let us know, the site will only grow with your help.

We must say that the idea for this website came about through discussions from four people in particular, they are Robin Young from Microsoft Australia, Peter Menadue, Ben Johnston and Karin Smith from Dimension Data.  We cannot thank them enough for their vision, drive, ideas and enthusiasm for establishing this website.  Microsoft Australia brought Arwarbukarl CRA and Dimension Data together to build the first live prototype of the website which has been demonstrated around Australia to many Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, every person who had seen this initial prototype has since given the support and encouragement needed to today bring you the website in its final makeup.

We hope that it can show you how all Australian's can come together to gain understanding and respect for us as the original people of this land and our wish to continue to speak our traditional languages and to share this with you.

Funded by:



Microsoft Australia - visit Microsoft's Corporate Citizenship program

Dimension Data - visit DiData

Website Design:

Daryn McKenny - Current version (2010  onwards)

Ben Rogers - Mindiam (Our Languages version 1 - 2008 to 2009)

Graphic Design:

Carissa Paglino

Website Administered by:

The team at Arwarbukarl Cultural Resource Association Inc. t/a Miromaa Aboriginal Language & Technology Centre


All content is either copyright or the intellectual property of the original owner/author.

As the information available on the Our Languages website may have come from somewhere else, we will always do our best to acknowledge the original owner/author.  If we have missed you please let us know, if you have any concerns, again, please let us know.

Photographs & Images:

All images are copyright the original owner, Our Languages has been granted use of these images and photographs for use on the Our Languages website only.  Permission is not granted for use outside of this website, if you wish to use an image or photograph for any other purpose other than the Our Languages website you must seek permission from the original owner.

Credit for images and photographs goes to:

Faith Baisden

Carolyn Barker

Daryn McKenny

We will endeavour to update this list when ever possible

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